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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

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In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon (1980), two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writers:

Henry De Vere Stacpoole (book), Leslie Stevens (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Lilli Hargrave
Brian Krause ... Richard Lestrange
Lisa Pelikan ... Sarah Hargrave
Courtney Barilla ... Young Lilli (as Courtney Phillips)
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Young Richard (as Garette Patrick Ratliff)
Emma James Emma James ... Infant Lilli
Jackson Barton Jackson Barton ... Infant Richard
Nana Coburn Nana Coburn ... Sylvia Hilliard
Brian Blain Brian Blain ... Captain Jacob Hilliard
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Quinlan
Alexander Petersons Alexander Petersons ... Giddens
John Mann ... First Captain
Wayne Pygram ... Kearney
John Dicks John Dicks ... Penfield
Gus Mercurio ... First Mate
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Storyline

While the general theme of this film resembles "The Blue Lagoon" (the film for which this is a sequel), the basic plot is quite different. We open the film with a ship finding the craft with our original characters in it, Richard and Emmeline dead and Paddy alive. Established in the first film, the only word Paddy ever says is "Richard", so the crew assumes Richard is the infant's name. Taken in by Sarah, a widow with an infant baby girl Lilli, Richard (Paddy) is cared for in a return to civilization. Struck by cholera, the crew of the ship start to die and the captain sets Sarah, Richard, Lilli and a healthy crew member on a lifeboat in an attempt to preserve their lives. With water and food running short, the crew member escorting Sarah and the children becomes dangerous, so Sarah takes the only course of action she feels suitable to preserve the children: she strikes him and throws him overboard. Taking control of the small craft, she eventually guides them back to the island of ... Written by Bree Pearson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return to the Blue Lagoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Fiji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,277,428, 4 August 1991

Gross USA:

$2,807,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,807,854
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This castaway movie was directed by William A. Graham who had previously directed the castaway telemovie Swiss Family Robinson (1958). See more »

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Richard continually beats the shark swimming across the reef. A shark can swim from between 25-45 mph, whereas most Olympic swimmers can only swim about 5mph. He would stand no chance. See more »

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[first lines]
scrolling text: 1897 - Fifteen years before our story begins, two children were shipwrecked on an uncharted island. The little boy and girl grew up alone in this lost paradise. As man and woman, they discovered a pure and natural love. In time, a child was born. But in a tragic accident, they were driven out to sea away from their island. Drifting for days, they believed that their lives and the life of their baby were at an end. Then a passing vessel drew near...
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Alternate Versions

Both the US pan & scan DVD and the European wide screen DVD are reframed to cut out Lilli's breast in the scene where she's looking at herself in the mirror. The older VHS releases showed her nipple at the very bottom of the screen. See more »

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Referenced in The Fifth Element (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

A World of Our Own
Music by Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Produced by Dennis Lambert and Barry Mann
Performed by Surface featuring Bernard Jackson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Why? I mean was a sequel that necessary?
3 December 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

The Blue Lagoon was a silent success with the audiences of 1980, not to mention one of the most controversial movies of all time. So, I guess the director just wanted to have the same amount of success, so he used the same story, just different characters.

Unlike the way the first one ended, Richard and Emily are dead when they are found, but their son, Patty soon renamed Richard after his father is adopted by the only mother on the ship, Sarah who has another child, a daughter, Lily played by a new successful actress, Milla Jovovich. When the ship takes another tragic turn by getting torn down by sea, Sarah, Richard, and Lily land "coincedentally" on the same island that Richard and Emily lived on. The house has change a bit, but I guess it can't always stay the same, but Sarah raises the children more different than in the first film, Lily and Richard know the ways of nature and let their love blossom after Sarah passes from being ill. When civilized men finally come to save Lily and Richard they begin to question the meaning of what is truly civilized and what is not.

Over all, I wouldn't say it's a bad movie, but it was just an unnecessary sequel. Because of the fact like I said, it's the same plot. Some great actors got their start though because of this film. So over all, I'm not going to give it a terrible rating, but the director could have thought this out a little more.

3/10


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